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Divest-Afrik FC Wins President’s Youth Football Competition

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Divest – Afrik Football Club  of Enugu has emerged the overall  winner of the 13th  Edition of the Annual U-20 Nigeria’s President Unity Male Youth Football Competition,  defeating Kaduna Academicals 3-2

The Enugu youth club side, opened  scoring  43 minutes  into the first half through  Obumneme Okeke  one of  the club’s mid- fielders.   Egbuchulam Chisom , got the second and third  goals in the 60th and 75th minutes.

However, on the 68th minute, Peter  Kalu, of  Kaduna Academicals, pulled one goal back for the visiting team,  while his colleague, Uchenna Ali found   the  net again in the  80th  minutes to further reduce the tally.

Players of Kaduna Academicals  really displayed  soccer artistry  and entertained  soccer fans at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium,  Enugu, venue of the  competition packaged by the African Youth Soccer Federation  (AYSOF).

In his remarks at the end of the youth soccer fiesta, the host  governor,  Sullivan Chime of Enugu state, hailed  the organisers of the competition for  their  initiative, which according to him, would always afford the young boys  the  opportunity of displaying  their talents.

Represented by the State Commissioner for Youth  and Sports, Hon. Matthew Idu, the governor  stressed the need for  the nation’s soccer  managers to always organise such competitions on regular basis, as it would create opportunity for the harnessing of young talented  players who would replace the aging ones in the nearest future.

He, therefore,   enjoined the young boys to always take football very seriously, noting that  gone were the days when  people only  play the round leather sports just for leisure or entertainment.

“Today you can be whatever you want to be in life through football, because football is now a serious and lucrative business in any part of the world including Nigeria”.

Earlier, the  President AYSOF and chairman main organising committee of the competition, Dr. Ahmed Lawal, had expressed appreciation to the Enugu state government for accepting to host the annual  youth  tournament

Dr Lawal,   however, disclosed that the Enugu state team and winners of the competition, are expected to  represent  Nigeria in the United States(US) president,  world youth championship slated for Florida United states of America in  July this year.

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CAF CL: Why Akwa United Struggled Against CR Belouizdad

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Coach Kennedy Boboye admitted that Akwa United failed in their bid to replace the players that left the club.
Boboye revealed this in his post match confe-rence after Akwa United kick-started their 2021-2022 CAF Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over CR Belouizdad of Algeria on Sunday.
The Promise Keepers lost influential stars like Charles Atshimene and Olisa Ndah to CD Feirense of Portugal and Orlando Pirates of South Africa respectively earlier this month.
Recall that Ndah and Atshimene played key role in Akwa United’s NPFL title victory and Boboye admitted that the club was unable to bring in replacement.
He said: “This is what we have gotten. Most of the players we tried to get did not come.”
“We can’t stop players from travelling. It is unfortunate that we started the tournament very early.”
“We have not been able to play together for a long time. By the time we surpass this stage, we would be better than before,” he said.

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Remo Stars To Appoint Ogunbote Head Coach

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Nigeria Professional Football League New Boys, Remo Stars are on the verge of appointing Gbenga Ogunbote as their new coach.
Reports revealed that Remo Stars manage-ment will appoint the former Enyimba and Sunshine Stars boss to take over the reign from Daniel Ogunbodede who tutored the team last season.
Ogunbote was spot-ted with the Ikenne-based club during the just concluded NNL Super 8 in Enugu.
The club is set to announce the mana-gerial change in the coming days, but nothing has been heard, concerning the future of Daniel Ogunbodede.
Ogunbodede helped Remo Stars seal their return to the elite division after finishing second in NNL playoff in Group A.

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CAFCL: Eguma Warns Players Against Complacency

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Rivers United Coach, Stanley Eguma, has warned his players against comp-lacency ahead of their CAF Champions Lea-gue second leg prelimi-nary game against Young Africans.
The Pride of Rivers defeated the Tanzanian side 1-0 at the Benjamin Mkapa Nat-ional Stadium on Sunday.
Samuel Omodumuke scored the winning goal for the visitors in the 52nd minute to give the Eguma’s side advant-age of going to the next game.
The return leg will take place next week Sunday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Speaking ahead of the second meeting, Eguma hinted that his players need to forget about the first leg result and approach the second leg with all seriousness.
“They are a good side and have mobile players.
 “We need to have the right mentality when we play them at home, we must not relent and fight as if we have not played the first leg.
“We must put in everything in the second leg, that is going to be our approach.”
“The players need to rise to the occasion to ensure that we seal the qualification,” he said.

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